News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Decatur police say they've arrested a man in connection with a possible road rage shooting that left a teenager dead. Decatur Police early Saturday said they arrested 50-year-old Simmie R. Reed. Police said the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit arrested Reed after investigators received an anonymous tip. News outlets report 17-year-old Janae Owens was in a car with two other people Wednesday when police said a man in a black car opened fire, hitting the car. Owens was killed.
ATLANTA (AP) - A coalition of more than 25 wildlife and animal protection organizations are objecting to the upcoming "Georgia Coyote Challenge" that involves killing the animals. The Humane Society of the United States and other groups recently sent letters urging Gov. Nathan Deal to cancel the event. During the six-month period from March to August, the challenge offers Georgia residents the chance to win a lifetime hunting license.
ATLANTA (AP) - Teachers stocking up for the upcoming school year are getting a little extra help from Kroger. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the grocery chain is offering free bags of school supplies to metro Atlanta teachers for two days in July at events in Duluth and College Park. At each event, a valid teacher's ID gets educators an empty bag that they can fill with the school supplies of their choice.
GRAY, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has been recorded near Macon, Georgia. The 2.4 magnitude quake was reported Saturday in Jones County near Gray, about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta and less than 15 miles from Macon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it was reported at 9:55 a.m.
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